Updated on 2 December 2015 by

The best cell phones for gaming excel in their processing power and display quality, and implement the best platforms for gaming.

The best gaming smartphones for 2015 require a minimum of 4.5 inch display size and high definition screen resolution of 720x1280 to match the vibrant picture quality of present-day video games. In addition, most of higher end games today are pretty demanding and require at least a quad core, 1GHz processor along with 1 GB RAM. However, the top end models for gaming for 2015 would easily surpass these specs with octa-core configurations at near 2GHz speeds and super 2GB RAM sizes.

Furthermore, the operating system you choose is perhaps the most crucial element of consideration and currently gaming studios are focusing mainly on developing for Android and iOS. Consequently our list of best cellphones for gaming comprises Android and Apple devices with powerful processors and dynamic screens for the ultimate mobile gaming experience.


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Apple iPhone 6s
Samsung Galaxy Note 5
Apple iPhone 6s Plus
Huawei Nexus 6P
Motorola Moto X Play
Apple iPhone 6s
Samsung Galaxy Note 5
Apple iPhone 6s Plus
Huawei Nexus 6P
Motorola Moto X Play
$649 - $900
$350 - $1,133
$750 - $1,200
$499 - $889
$450 - $599
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Release Date
Sep 2015
Aug 2015
Sep 2015
Sep 2015
Sep 2015
Screen Size(Diagonal)
4.7 inch
5.7 inch
5.5 inch
5.7 inch
5.5 inch
Processor Type
Dual-core 1.84 GHz Twister
Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.1 GHz Cortex-A57
Dual-core 1.84 GHz Twister
Quad-core 1.55 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A57
Quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53
Digital Camera Resolution
12.0 MP
16.0 MP
12.0 MP
12.0 MP
21.0 MP
Installed RAM (GB)
2.0 GB
4.0 GB
2.0 GB
3.0 GB
2.0 GB
Front Webcam Resolution
5.0 MP
5.0 MP
5.0 MP
8.0 MP
5.0 MP
Battery Capacity
1715.0 mAh
3000.0 mAh
2750.0 mAh
3450.0 mAh
3630.0 mAh
Operating System
iOS 9, upgradable to iOS 9.0.2
Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
iOS 9, upgradable to iOS 9.0.2
Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop), planned upgrade to v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Carrier
AT-T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint
T-Mobile, AT-T, Verizon, Sprint
AT-T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint
Average Rating
 4.6 stars
 4.5 stars
 4.4 stars
 4.4 stars
 4.0 stars
Camera
76% Positive
24% Negative
100% Positive
93% Positive
7% Negative
61% Positive
39% Negative
73% Positive
27% Negative
Display
73% Positive
27% Negative
96% Positive
4% Negative
92% Positive
8% Negative
66% Positive
34% Negative
93% Positive
7% Negative
Performance
100% Positive
100% Positive
100% Positive
83% Positive
17% Negative
25% Positive
75% Negative
Look and Feel
92% Positive
8% Negative
81% Positive
19% Negative
41% Positive
59% Negative
80% Positive
20% Negative
61% Positive
39% Negative
Battery
30% Positive
70% Negative
66% Positive
34% Negative
25% Positive
75% Negative
76% Positive
24% Negative
86% Positive
14% Negative

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